This is a Meetup designed for anyone who is interested in learning how to discuss issues of trauma when interacting with children, adolescents and young adults. In the past few months, there has been an increase of violence in the American community. Often, media outlets are not sensitive to the fact that children and young adults are constantly being exposed to harmful images such as gun violence, police killings, exposure to mass killings and harmful commentaries. In this Meet Up, we will be able to discuss our feelings which may include fear, anxiety, grief and loss. We will discuss the effects social media has on our children and ways to effectively cope with stress that promotes healing for families. Refreshments will be served.
Please note that the organizer of the Meet up is a licensed clinical social worker. The group size will be limited to promote intimacy and free discussion. In this group, we are not judging, rather we are expressing ideas and exchanging solutions on how to raise resilient children during these difficult times. While this topic may be a difficult one to discuss, be prepared to enjoy yourself, cry and laugh a little while learning new skills.
Each month we will discuss different subject matters as it relates to Trauma in the Black Community. This group is open to everyone willing to learn and share knowledge. You can make payments for this group at www.esteemedfamilies.org. This is a 4 week long series that costs $65 per session. Attendance at each workshop is not mandatory, however it is strongly encouraged and recommended. The Meetups are as follows:
Meet up - This meet up will begin on July 18 and end on August 15. The start time is 6:30-8:00 pm.